i was wondering if anyone had some hints to building a fixed gear wheel. i read sheldons page on building wheels, just seeing if there are any extra hints or tricks you all have found works well for you.
i have an ITOH and a Falcon, both from the mid seventies. i haven't getten a hub yet, i was thinking tomorrow i would head down to the bike shop to talk about hubs. you, maybe, have any ideas on what would be good and low cost?
For a good low cost fixed gear hub, get a Formula, or one of the numerous rebrands. 'Round $40-$45 usually. There've been a lot of reported problems with the cheaper Suzue hubs, so for a first build I'd say make the step up to be safe.
Good luck finding one at a LBS, though, unless you already know the place carries fixed-gear stuff.
Other than that, I can't really add to Sheldon's article, just go slow, and take a break if you start to get exasperated...
If your LBS ever orders parts from J & B, they should be able to get the Formula hub in 1-3 days.
Great hub for the money though. Also the Surly New hub is a great deal for $65, and the bearings are super smooth.